SPARK Media News

October, 2023

The OCTOBER BINGO CHALLENGE went home in your child's Thursday folder on October 5th! If you child completes four activities in a row and turns it into the media center, they'll receive a small treat at the end of the month to celebrate. Don't forget to record those reading minutes on Beanstack!
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Book Character Parade

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September Recap

September Quick Stats

Volunteer in the Media Center

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CLICK HERE to sign up for a training session!

Once you complete a training session, you can volunteer at a time that is convenient for you during the academic school day.

Class Pass

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Did you know Atlanta Public Schools staff and students have a digital library card? Thanks to our partnership with the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library, APS students and staff have access to dozens of resources, including online databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, as well as hundreds of thousands of books available at public libraries.
Get to know one of my favorite Class Pass resources - E-Read Kids! There are THOUSANDS of e-Books and audiobooks your child has free access to through the Fulton County Public Library System. Your child already has an account created for them. Their username and password is the same they would use to log into their computer at school/MyBackpack.

CLICK HERE to explore!

SEL Book of the Month

The SEL Book of the Month for October is Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez. This book is about a girl when asked, where is she from, none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. He does not give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one. With themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home, this powerful, lyrical picture book will resonate with readers young and old, from all backgrounds and of all color, especially anyone who ever felt that they do not belong. Be sure to "check out" this book today!

Free Community Events/Author Visits

We are so fortunate to have incredible local book stores and an amazing public library system! They are always putting on events - with many of them being free. Check out a few of the FREE author visits for the month of October below!
Media Center Wishlist

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